T5 grow lights come in different sizes from 1 bulb to 12 bulb fixtures but this time we will be reviewing the middle of the road 2 feet 4 bulb lights that are great for smaller grow operations as well as for supplemental lighting and can also be used to give enough light to your plants in winter to keep them in their vegetative growth stage. 2 feet bulbs are considered the standard in small scale growing and 4 bulb combination will allow you to combine efficiency with strong light output as usually these 4 bulb fixtures produce around 8000 lumens and that is enough to grow a couple of smaller plants as well as give enough light to one larger plant.
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SunBlaze T5HO 2 feet 4 bulb fixture
This 2 feet 4 bulb fixture is a fluorescent grow light that allows you to create a small indoor garden with the 8000 lumen output and four 6500K bulbs. These bulbs are specially made for plant growth while they are at their vegetative growth stage which means you will be able to jumpstart seedling but also grow huge plants with this fixture. SunBlaze light fixture that is made by Sunlight Supply Inc. is an all steel fixture that has been powder coated with white textures finish that makes it look sleek and powerful. There are 3 louvers on both sides and two at each end to give a great ventilation properties to this grow light and to keep it cool even in the heat of the summer. The whole fixture has been manufactured with 10 distinct screws that hold the whole light together and there is also a On/Off switch and a daisy chain option that allows you to link multiple lights together and run them all from one power chord. This fixture has the measurements of 67.95 cm x 36.1 cm x 9.91 cm so it is fairly small and it only weighs 5,1 kg so it is also lightweight and will be a breeze to mount with those included hangers at the top.
Hydrofarm Designer 2 feet 4 bulb light
Hydrofarms Designer line of grow lights is one of the best fluorescent grow light fixtures that you can buy and this is because Hydrofarm has created these light to be energy efficient but also durable and lightweight. This Designer 2 feet light has the dimensions of 64.77 cm x 38.1 cm x 11.43 cm and it weighs only 4.5 KG so it will not take up a lot of space but still give you around 8000 lumen output from those four High Output bulbs. Each one of those bulbs has a 6400K light output designed especially for plant growth and they have the life expectancy of about 10000 to 20000 hours. Hydrofarm has created this light from pure steel and powder coated it with brown color. Underneath there are 4 top of the line German specular aluminum reflectors that will reflect up to 95% of the total light that is shined upon them. This grow light as all other T5 fixtures has a daisy chain option and also a On/Off switch located on one side. At both sides of this fixture there are three screws that hold this whole thing together and there are also three louvers that will dissipate the heat much faster and will extend bulb and ballast lifespan.
Apollo Horticulture 2 feet 4 bulb T5 fixture
Apollo has made this light as one of the most efficient and low profile plant grow lights in the field. This T5 grow light is an amazing feat of engineering as it is made entirely from steel and coated with black matted paint. On both sides there is only one louver for heat dissipation and Apollo swears that it is enough for their light fixture to stay cool in all weather conditions even in the heat of the summer. And also this light uses low heat emitting bulbs. You can choose from daylight or warm white bulbs which is a great advantage as the growing conditions can wary so it is better to have that ability to choose. Underneath this light there is an European made specular aluminum reflector that spans the whole underside of this fixture. This reflector has grooves where the bulbs sit and it will reflect up to 95% of the light that is emitted from those bulbs. What is unique about this light is its ability to turn on just half of those bulbs as there are dual power switches and that can come in handy if you need to reduce the heat or power output of your light. This whole fixture is held together with 8 screws and there are also two hangers at the top that will ensure that you can position this light horizontally or vertically without any problems.
Hydrofarm EnviroGro 2 feet 4 bulb fixture.
This is another fixture from Hydrofarm and it is from their EnviroGro brand so it is energy efficient as well as durable, lightweight and environmentally friendly. This specific 4 bulb fixture has been made from steel and is powder coated with white paint but underneath there is a premium grade specular aluminum reflector that will reflect most of the light that those four 2 feet bulbs produce. In fact this fixture comes with pre-installed 6500K grow bulbs that will each produce around 2000 lumens and together they will spew out 8000 lumens that will allow you to grow your plants in the best possible conditions. The whole fixture is held together with 4 screws and at the top there are two wire hangers that will allow you to position this T5 grow light in just the position that you need. When you purchase this light in the box there also is a 10 feet power cable but the light itself can be daisy chained and will turn off with a switch of a button that is located at the one end near that power chord socket.
Sunleaves Pioneer 2 feet 5 bulb fixture
This T5 grow light from Sunleaves is a high strength high performance grow light that will give you 7200 lumen output from those 4 T5 grow light bulbs. This fixture is made from metal and it has a rounded edge deign that lets it stand out of the crowd but also produces more light output than any other fixture. Sunleaves has fitted this grow lights with 4 reflectors underneath that hood that will work amazingly great and reflect all of the light from those 360 degree bulbs downward where your green plants are growing. This Pionner 4 bulb fixture has the dimensions of 58.6 cm x 38 cm x 5.6 cm and which makes it a really low profile light that will be suitable for any grow room. Pioneer give this fixture 5 year warranty on the craftsmanship and one year on those unclouded bulbs. This whole fixture is held together with 8 screws and there is also that On/Off switch that is fitted in an angle to allow you to access it easily. And to hang this fixture overhead, vertically or horizontally there are two wire hangers that are also included in the purchase.
DuroLux DL824 2 feet 4 bulb fixture
DuroLux T5 fixture is something completely different from all those other 4 feet 2 bulb fixtures as this has a completely different design that weighs 30% less but it also produces more lumens than any other fixture. DuroLux states that this grow light produces 10000 lumens but consumes only 96 Watts of power so that makes this fixture one of the most efficient grow light on this list. In fact is we take those numbers and calculate the lumen to watt ratio then it is 104 lumens per watt and that is the same efficiency as some 4 feet T5 bulbs have. This light is made from aluminum but underneath there is a German hammertone reflector that as DuroLux states is 30% more efficient than your regular grow light reflectors. I doubt that it is 30% more efficient but it comes really close to that 100% reflection number. This grow light has an unique feature that allows you to turn on and off all of those bulbs individually so you can put in different spectrum lights and turn on the ones that are needed. Company states that this also has a daisy chain feature that will allow you to link up to 12 of these together and that is an amazing number. This DL824 grow light comes fitted with 6500K grow bulbs but you can request them to be exchanged to 3000K bulbs and that is a great thing to know! The overall dimensions of this unique light are 59,6 cm x 31,7 cm x 10 cm so it is not that big and you can put this thing up in three different positions with those included chains and mounting hooks.
MaverickSun Mother fluorescent 2 feet 4 bulb fixture
MaverickSun Mother grow light fixture is a completely new fluorescent grow light line of lights that was announced just recently but already has gaining ground with great build quality and very low price. MaverickSun has made this grow light fixture from steel and it is held together with 20 screws so there are no weak points in this fixture. At the top there are built in spots where wire hangers go so you will be able to place this light vertically or horizontally. Maveric T5 grow lights has the overall dimensions of 119 cm x 30 cm x 14 cm so it is not the most compact 4 feet fixture but this form factor was specially designed to disperse that excess heat more efficiently so there should be no problems with overheated bulbs or ballasts even in the hottest of summers. At the bottom there are slots for 4 fluorescent tubes and in the package there are included four 6500K bulbs that will allow you to use this light on plants in any plant growth stage. There is also a reflector at the bottom that will reflect up to 95% of the total bulb output downward. The fixture itself comes preassembled and has 3 year warranty.